| When I was addressing the Machap people on various issues, the Rawang delegation dispalyed a banner of protest against Ong Ka Ting, Chan Kong Choy and Tang See Hang for failing to help them. These MCA leaders sided with the TNB to evict them from their homes without proper compensation.
I have just got back from Machap together with the Rawang villagers who were affected by the high tension
transmission towers project. Some 40 of them went to Machap to air their grievances and plight. They were
greatly disappointed by their local MCA elected representatives Chan Kong Choy and Tang See Hang
because these MCA leaders sided with TNB instead of fighting for their rights. They were also disappointed
with MCA President Ong Ka Ting who refused to meet them on three occasions. Their representative
Mr Goh gave a short speech at the DAP ceramah, outlining why the Machap people should not trust
any MCA candidate or leader. The audience gave them a big applause; they were obviously sympathetic
with the predicament of the Rawang villagers.They have held a pc with the help of Sdr Lim Guan Eng
in the morning and managed to meet Health Minister Chua Soi Lek. Chua has promised to raise
their matter in the Parliament on coming Wednesday but who would believe him?
Meanwhile, some 60 students, activists and members of the SOS Damansara Action Committee
led by Lee Khai Loon of Youth4Change have visited Machap besides holding a ceramah in Machap
Baru. The ceramah attracted some 200 people.According to a Malaysiakini report, ministers like
Mustapha and Fong Chan On have embarrassed themselves in front of the students and activists.
MCA Youth leader Wee Ka Siong has once again avoided the SOS Damansara chairman Yoong
Yoke Sang. Wee had earlier promised to help resolve their problem. The original SJKC
Damansara has been shut down for more than seven years thanks to MCA leaders like
Chew Mei Fun, Hon Choon Kam, Ling Liong Sik and Ong Ka Ting.We hope more coalitions
and rights groups will send their teams to Machap to highlight their problems, giving BN l
eaders a taste of their own medicine.
I have visited Kg Air Pasir and Machap Baru in a house-to-house campaign with other DAP l
eaders like Lim Kit Siang, Lim Guan Eng, Thomas Su, Vincent Wu, Anthony Loke, M Kula, Fong
Po Kuan, Goh Leong Sun, Apalasamy and our candidate Liou Chen Kuang. A good number of
leaders and members from Selangor and Negri Sembilan were also with us.
I was very impressed by the twin brothers of Bai Xiao who accompanied us to Machap. They
distributed leaflets and talked to the Machap people from house to house, shop to shop
tirelessly for hours under the sun. The response from the electorates was very encouraging.
Keadilan leaders have been helping the DAP over the last few days and more heavy-weights
will be coming here for campaign. They include Tian Chua, Tan Sr Khalid Ibrahim ( 9 April onwards)
Mustafa Kamil and Dr Xavier Jeyakumar (9 April),
Datin Wan Azizah, Fuziah Salleh and Ezam(10 April) and
Anwar Ibrahim and Sivarasa Rasiah (11 April).
Polling is fixed on 12 April ( Thursday ), a move widely seen as discouraging young voters
(who are working in Singapore and KL) from voting. Shame on you, SPR. You have once
again demonstrated to Malaysians that you behave like the 15th component parties to the BN coalition.
|今日是马六甲州马接区补选的“超级星期天”，趁着距离星期四的补选投票日期还有四天的时间，许多朝野领袖尤其是国阵的部长显要，皆现身马接拜访选民拉票。按照往常惯例，一些民间组织也趁机前往补选地区派发本身的传单，宣扬本身的议题，甚至在补选地区遇见高官显要时，趁机当面反映，以期获得关注。近来峰头甚健的新崛起多元种族青年组织――动力青年（Youth For Change)就在今日号召了约60位年轻人及民间组织活跃人士组成“年轻人关政（关心政治）拜访团”乘坐巴士和汽车，今日一早就从吉隆坡出发，一起前往马接区走透透，拜访选民及朝野候选人。随团浩浩荡荡前往马接区拜访的人士，还包括了著名独立电影导演阿米尔，著名英文杂志《Off The Edge》编辑以及其他的媒体记者。不过，在补选期间提出博特拉大学（博大）华文学会申请注册被拒问题的博大华文学会主席郑屺强，却惨遭两名内阁部长高等教育部长慕斯达法和人力资源部部长冯镇安的公然回避，惨吃闭门羹。而曾与白小保校工委会主席熊玉生有“喝茶之约”，以谈论重开白小议题的马青总秘书魏家祥，在马接区不期而遇熊玉生时，却以“改天先”为由敷衍。慕斯达法当提问博华主席“透明”郑屺强是 “年轻人关政拜访团”的参与者之一。他是在甘榜柏美的巴刹以及附近的咖啡店遇到这两位部长，就趋前提出有关博大社团注册被拒的问题，惟却完全不获理睬，一度使得现场气氛异常尴尬。“我是因为看到慕斯达法正亲切的问候当地居民，就走向前表达我的来意。”郑屺强表示，起初慕斯达法(左图）对他的态度还不错，只是当他问到有关“大学社团注册指南”最新的进展时，慕斯达法直接转移视线冷落郑屺强，完全不回应他的提问。“他完全没回应我的提问，好像突然不把我当一回事，然后继续和其他居民拍照问候。”冯镇安：我在吃饭，不要打扰稍后，郑屺强一行人又在一间咖啡店遇到冯镇安。不甘心诉求不获正视的郑屺强再次鼓起勇气，向冯镇安提出了博大华文学会注册被拒的问题。
Machap: Rawang villagers and Youth4Change Sunday outing successful